Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Pool 4 walleye and sauger fishing report

Well let’s start this report out by saying   “WOW was this a massive flow of Dirt rolling through the pool”.   Now that does not mean you won’t catch fish it just makes it a little slower because it’s harder for them to see your baits with that clarity.

Over the Last week I’ve shared my vessel with some great clients and friends.  As the week had gone I really noticed the clarity diminishing rapidly.  We went from about 11 inches to by the end of Tuesday it was just about an inch at best.  Bad enough I could not see the fish in my livewell we were fortunate to catch on Tuesday.

Nick and Dave like last spring I had an absolute great time in the boat with you two gentlemen and really like hearing what I taught you worked for you gentlemen the next day out.  Always keep in mind ass the river conditions change you have to change with them.  General rule of thumb if it dirties up slow down your presentations. 

Scott, Rich, Paul Aaron and Kyle. It was a blast like last fall sharing my vessel with you gentlemen on our two day trip. Both days we boated Walleye’s in some very diminishing conditions. You gentlemen have lots of good stories and seem to really be enjoying yourselves on the water.  Always. Ice to see that as a guide. Kyle that small mouth bass you caught is a trophy be proud to get such a trophy fish.   They don’t come everyday.   

Today I went out for a few hours on my own.  I fished several areas and when I found cleaner water conditions I put some really nice crappies in the boat and even a few bonus Walleye’s in the same areas .   The river is now receeding and the clarity will get better each day since no rain for the last eight days.   

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!

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